September 10, 2001

Computer saboteur found guilty

Author: JT Smith

PCWorld: "On Thursday a former hardware engineer at a Florida-based national grocery distributor was found guilty in a U.S. District Court in Miami on two federal counts of
computer sabotage.

After six days of arguments and only six hours of deliberations, the jury found Herbert Pierre-Louis guilty of planting a software virus that disabled the computer
network at Purity Wholesale Grocers for two days. Company executives testified during the trial that the June 18, 1998, incident at the $1.5 billion company cost
approximately $84,000 in lost profits, new hardware and software, and the hours needed to get the system up and running again."


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